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Topic: New Zealand

Whoa, Sony Trained This Octopus to Take Photos of Visitors to Its Aquarium

An octographer after only three tries

Holy mackerel, this octopus can use a camera! Sony and FCB Auckland trained a female octopus named Rambo (no relation) to take pictures with a Cyber Shot TX30 camera for this…

Air New Zealand Gets More Epic Than Ever With Its Newest Middle-Earth Safety Video

Star-studded clip precedes final Hobbit film

The wizards at Air New Zealand have conjured up their third J.R.R. Tolkien-themed video in as many years, ahead of the final installment of Peter Jackson's second Middle-Earth trilogy, The…

Overgrown Beards Are Like Wild Animals Clinging to Your Face, Schick Ads Say

Y&R campaign urges men to 'free your skin'

Y&R New Zealand turns manly beards into cute animals for Schick's "Free Your Skin" campaign, which takes a bold anti-beard stance in this golden age of hirsute ruggedness.  Of course, sneering…

Beck's Creates a Poster That Lets You Play or Remix 10 Songs

New Zealand installation supports local musicians

Beck's recently made an unorthodox contribution to New Zealand's Music Month by unveiling a touch-activated street poster that lets passers-by play or even remix tracks from local musicians. The posters are…

Just Watching This Pedigree Ad With Adorable Dogs Helps Ones Who Aren't as Lucky

YouTube ad revenue goes to charity

The Internet really is a boon for pet-food marketers clever enough to capitalize on animal-obsessed Web culture without seeming too mercenary. Pedigree New Zealand gets extra brownie points for this video…

Billboard Made With Rabbits Advertises a Pizza Made With Rabbit

An Easter special in bunny-burdened New Zealand

It's just like your mom always said: When life gives you a plague of rabbits, make a rabbit-pelt billboard.  Hell Pizza in New Zealand has been grabbing international attention in recent…

Remember When Burger King Ads Were Insane? In New Zealand They Still Are

Creepy old men and angry Russian brides

It's been years since Burger King's U.S. advertising was truly weird. You have to go back to the Crispin Porter + Bogusky stuff from the mid-2000s—in particular, the deeply troubling…

Cool Summer Billboards Come With Removable Beach Towels and Flip-Flops

Enjoy some wearable low-tech

Wearable tech is so played out. The real future of wearables? Billboards! In this installment of "Things That Would Never Work in New York City, Because Eww," we travel to the…

Lorde Takes Out Full-Page Ad in New Zealand to Thank Fans in a Handwritten Letter

Basking in the Grammys glow

Lorde is a humble, homegrown New Zealand star, and she's taken out a full-page ad in the New Zealand Herald to make sure everyone back home knows she hasn't forgotten…

Time Freezes, and Doomed Drivers Talk, in Amazing and Heartbreaking Road-Safety PSA

Is an accident inevitable?

This eerie safe-driving PSA from New Zealand employs an Outer Limits-style time freeze to impressive, heartbreaking effect as we watch two drivers, poised to collide in a matter of seconds,…

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